help with unhatched chicks!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GoldenSparrow, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen just hatched chicks, but earlly in the sitting peiriod she snuck more into her nest so now i have five chicks that hatched three days ago, but there are still four eggs not yet hatched.

    I don't know their hatch date and Penguin (the mother hen) will not sit on the unhatched eggs now that she has five of the four chicks hatched.
    When i checked on the eggs today they were cold, but i and a friend both felt them stir in their eggs when we put our hands on them.
    We felt them do that several times. I just moved them into an incubater, its 90 degrease and rising.
    is there a way we can help them get out of their shells?
    Do you think they have a chance of hatching?

    thanks for your help [​IMG]
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may still have a chance
    keep your humidity at 65 to 70 %

    if you dont see any peeps yet

    go ahead and do a water test

    if the egg rocks the chick still alive .
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you dont see any peeps yet

    go ahead and do a water test

    if the egg rocks the chick still alive

    whats a water test ?​
     
  4. cmom

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    Don't give up. It probably has been warm enough. It's possible that the eggs were cool enough that they may hatch a little late but since you aren't sure of the date, I guess all you can do is wait and see. Last winter on our coldest night we lost power. It was around 2 weeks into incubation. The power had already been off for a couple of hours when I discovered the power was off, my incubator temp was 78 degrees. Luckily I had a battery backup. I plugged the incubator into it and got the temp back up. I candled the eggs and saw movement. I still had a good hatch.
     
  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my temp keeps bounceing from 93- 105
    is that really bad [​IMG]

    and is there a way to see if there even alive in the eggs?


    Thanks for Encouraging me cmom ! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011

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